Cape Canaveral – The SES-10 telecommunications satellite built by Airbus for the Luxembourg-based operator SES was successfully launched by Falcon 9 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA. It will provide replacement and additional capacity for direct-to-home TV broadcasting, enterprise and mobility services to Central and South America, Mexico and the Caribbean.

With a mass at launch of 5,300 kg and spacecraft power of 13 kW, SES-10 is the 45th Eurostar E3000-based spacecraft built. Airbus has designed and manufactured 10 telecommunication satellites for SES which to date have provided more than 70 years’ operations in orbit providing services to SES’s customers across the globe.